Flash compatibility and it will support online gaming portal OnLive once it makes it over from the US. However, there's no HDMI or DLNA, so it's fair to say HTC isn't pitching this as a full-on multimedia device. There's not been a decent tablet camera since the Dell Streak and this continues that run. Five-meg still images are poor with little definition, especially at wide angle, while 720p movies at 30fps are smooth, but very soft. With Wi-Fi on we managed to squeeze four hours of movie playback, plus an hour of general web browsing from the Flyer's battery.

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The iPad 2 manages nine hours and shows the flip side of including Flash and having a more compact chassis: battery life inevitably suffers. That aside, we love the build, size - you can easily use it one-handed for note-taking - and overall performance of the Flyer. It's generally slick and simple to use, but the inclusion of a stylus - sorry, "Magic Pen" - the lack of Honeycomb or any jazzy multimedia features and the non-competitive price mark it out as a less mainstream device than the Asus Eee Transformer, Xoom or iPad 2.